Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center

Clyde B McCoy, Lisa R. Metsch, Dale D. Chitwood, James E. Rivers, H. Virginia McCoy, Sarah Messiah

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Abstract

This chapter reports findings on two studies that culminated in the development of a multilevel intervention to improve access to health care among chronic drug users. The first two studies began with an investigation of the health care delivery system serving chronic drug users in Miami-Dade County, Florida from the perspectives of both consumers and providers. These studies documented the health care needs and use patterns of chronic drug users as well as the practices and perspectives of the providers who served them. Findings indicated that (1) chronic drug users demonstrated greater health care needs than nondrug users; (2) chronic drug users were less likely to receive appropriate health care services; and (3) the gap between services needed and services actually provided can be ameliorated. By participating in our multilevel intervention, both health care providers and health care consumers changed attitudes and behaviors resulting in the provision of appropriate, accessible, and acceptable health care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Medical Sociology
Pages151-174
Number of pages24
Volume7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Publication series

NameAdvances in Medical Sociology
Volume7
ISSN (Print)10576290

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Community Health Services
Health Services Research
Managed Care Programs
Drug Users
managed care
Health Services
health service
health care
drug
Delivery of Health Care
community
health care delivery system
health care services
Health Services Accessibility
Health Personnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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McCoy, C. B., Metsch, L. R., Chitwood, D. D., Rivers, J. E., McCoy, H. V., & Messiah, S. (2000). Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center. In Advances in Medical Sociology (Vol. 7, pp. 151-174). (Advances in Medical Sociology; Vol. 7).

Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center. / McCoy, Clyde B; Metsch, Lisa R.; Chitwood, Dale D.; Rivers, James E.; McCoy, H. Virginia; Messiah, Sarah.

Advances in Medical Sociology. Vol. 7 2000. p. 151-174 (Advances in Medical Sociology; Vol. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

McCoy, CB, Metsch, LR, Chitwood, DD, Rivers, JE, McCoy, HV & Messiah, S 2000, Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center. in Advances in Medical Sociology. vol. 7, Advances in Medical Sociology, vol. 7, pp. 151-174.
McCoy CB, Metsch LR, Chitwood DD, Rivers JE, McCoy HV, Messiah S. Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center. In Advances in Medical Sociology. Vol. 7. 2000. p. 151-174. (Advances in Medical Sociology).
McCoy, Clyde B ; Metsch, Lisa R. ; Chitwood, Dale D. ; Rivers, James E. ; McCoy, H. Virginia ; Messiah, Sarah. / Health services for chronic drug users in an era of managed care. The University of Miami Community-Based Health Services Research Center. Advances in Medical Sociology. Vol. 7 2000. pp. 151-174 (Advances in Medical Sociology).
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